About Doubletree by Hilton

The first Doubletree hotel opened in 1969 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Franchising began in 1989, and ten years later the company was acquired by Hilton Hotels Worldwide. At every Doubletree location, guests are given a warm chocolate chip and walnut cookie at check-in.

DoubleTree by Hilton is part of Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), a leading global hospitality company spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, each DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 375+ gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Christopher Nassetta, CEO

Started Franchising

1989 (32 years)

Total Number of Units

473 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

Stock Ticker Symbol


How Much Does It Cost To Open A Doubletree by Hilton Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Doubletree by Hilton franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Doubletree by Hilton franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Doubletree by Hilton franchise is Royalty Fee Is Payable Monthly By The 15Th Day Of The Following Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Doubletree by Hilton Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Doubletree by Hilton Doubletree by Hilton has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Doubletree by Hilton Company Details

Here are some additional details about Doubletree by Hilton.

Parent Company Hilton
Initial Investment $75,000
Veteran Incentives Varies
Royalty Fee 5%
Ad Royalty 4%
Term of Agreement 23 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Doubletree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton offers several support options to its franchisees. With 473 (as of 2020) units, Doubletree by Hilton aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Doubletree by Hilton offers No on the job training, 167-176 hours classroom training, and General manager training prior to certification for opening additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Doubletree by Hilton.

On-The-Job Training No
Classroom Training 167-176 hours
Additional Training General manager training prior to certification for opening
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App

Is Doubletree by Hilton Right For You?

Doubletree by Hilton has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Doubletree by Hilton online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Doubletree by Hilton online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Doubletree by Hilton franchise and offer tips to running a successful Doubletree by Hilton franchise location.


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